The Gerogerigegege ‎– Showa

Vis A Vis Audio Arts ‎– VLP-010
Vinyl, LP, Album


A 昭和 Pt.1 18:59
B 昭和 Pt.2 19:08

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
VDR/LP010, VLP-010 The Gerogerigegege Showa (Ramones Edition)(LP, Album, Ltd, Alt) Vis A Vis Audio Arts, Vis A Vis Audio Arts VDR/LP010, VLP-010 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
none The Gerogerigegege Showa(CDr, RE, Unofficial) Not On Label none US Unknown Sell This Version



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December 14, 2009
edited over 8 years ago

And now finally it's time to elevate an ode to the most obscene cult-band in the world, the "japanese ultra shit band" Gerogerigegege ("vomit" (gero) and "diarrhea" (geri) with gegege as the sounds necessary for this actions) an indestructible totem who towers from years over the slurry sea of modern experimental music. Before to push the disagree button,one clarification: i know,i know that the real masterpiece of Juntaro Yamanouchi is "Senzuri Champion", the punk-scum-noise highlight,one of the harshest bitches coming from the worst slums of Tokyo. But Senzuri it's "only" a music record, and fails to fully capture the sadomasochistic soul of Yamanouchi and Gero 30. Quite the opposite instead for "Showa", that isn't "only" a non-music record, but a snapshot of Juntaro's passions for defecation and masturbation. But what's really Showa? The lowest instict of man, after the hunger. It's only a recording of two japanese people having sex together. End? Absolutely no, even if this plate can be stored under "only for gero-maniacs", this is possibly the cultest 33 1/3 of all time.It begins and ends with the japanese national anthem, mixing sacred and profane, juxtaposed over two sides of coitus, wheezes, and a fed series of onomatopoeias that you can easily imagine (ah,uh,ehh,yes,wundebar,da,ya,oui,sì and other similar). This isn't a lp(with a great cover showing the emperor Hiroito,the only god who walks among the mortals) but a musical artifact, a metamusical vademecum that needs no musical notes to deploy its own essence, because it's ALREADY what it wants to be. A privileged way to neurons or stomach of the listener? An absolute shit or an unforgettable masterpiece? Only your heart, or your ass,can decide. For me, as usual, another broken toy without which i couldn't exist. #?!?ç°!